14.07.2017
AN INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL SCIENCE

The very original intention of Adrian Waygood, the author of the present publication on electrical engineering, was to provide all readers, mostly tradespersons and apprentices in the field of electrical technology, as well as any other persons who might require the proper knowledge of the electricity for their everyday work, with a basic intro to the electrical science. However, the author hopes that others, will also find this publication useful and interesting.

Though there are so many books supporting the regulations and some practical aspects of electrical training existing in the industry, by necessity these books are actually unable to cover the electrical science in any depth. Therefore, we may say that there is a tendency for many persons to have quite a weak technical understanding of the electrical science. Moreover, even a very basic examination of the questions/answers on the relevant websites, reveals a huge number of misconceptions on the subject of electricity. 

So, in fact these are the two areas that the author of this publication has tried to address, namely an improvement in the knowledge/understanding of the basics of the electrical science, and an attempt to eliminate most part of the above mentioned misconceptions that people do have about the present subject...

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14.07.2017
AMVER SHIP REPORTING SYSTEM MANUAL

This document presents the officially distributed manual for the AMVER ship reporting system which is widely used on the vessels operated by the USCG with the purpose of promotion of the safety of both human life and safety at sea.

The mission of the AMVER is to provide the SAR authorities with a quickly delivered and accurate information of the positions of the ships located close to the reported distress, as well as their characteristics. The information in this paper has been arranged in twelve volumes providing the general information on the systems and its use, communication network and format of the report, as well as the reporting requirements.

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14.07.2017
AMOS ASSIST

This small program has been released with the purpose to serve as a supplementary tool for people using the AMOS program. The intention of the developers of this helpful piece of software was to help people who are dealing with the input of the various data relating to the maintenance of the vessel into AMOS software system and; this would particularly refer to the histories of the jobs that have been already carried out and have to be duly recorded for future reference and tracking.

 

 

The program shall definitely be considered an extremely useful and time saving tool for all crew members using AMOS for the management of the vessels day-to-day maintenance activities. The package was thoroughly scanned for viruses, trojans or any other type of malicious software and we confirm it is clean of any malware. There is no need for getting any activation code, send the registration message or anything like that since the program was declared to be completely free. It will work even without the necessity to install or register.

 

 

 

 

Just launch the AMOS Assist file and you may start using this software immediately with no delays. We do recommend it taking into account its user-friendliness and amount of time it allows to save.

 

 

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14.07.2017
AMERICAN NAUTICAL ART AND ANTIQUES

This rare publication by Jacqueline Kranz contains more than three hundred of illustrations and provides readers with the very useful and, at the same time, entertaining surveys of the nautical antiques and antiques - we would definitely treat this book as a genuine treasure-house for both beginners and experienced collectors, in fact any people accumulating these objects for years.

The author has succeeded in literally infecting readers with her enthusiasm for collecting the art- and antique- objects relating to the nautical world, through the researched interesting facts and a real wealth of appropriate photos and drawings, supplemented with the lively personal anecdotes. The book not only provides the valuable information on all most desirable collectibles plus their relative values, but also gives the advice about numerous unusual objects that would otherwise go unrecognized by the novices.

The topics covered by this publication cover a very broad range of categories, starting from the expected ones, such as figureheads and paintings, half-models, lanterns, wheels, anchors and various navigational tools, to the unexpected categories, for example toys and games, porcelain, glass, sheet music and so many others. The book contains specific tips on finding and properly identifying the articles, plus many yarns about the collectibles associated with the Great Lakes, Mississippi and other inland waterways...

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14.07.2017
ALUMINIUM BOATBUILDING

This book written by Ernest Sims, published by Adlard Coles, has been fully dedicated to aluminum boatbuilding was prepared by Ernest Sims who has the huge experience in boat design. We think it is a truly "must" for everyone making efforts in designing and constructing their own boat from aluminum - regardless of the type.

Apart from the theoretical portion, the author of this book included some practical information related to the construction of the boats. It will be very useful for the boat designers and engineers, who can consider it as a very simple-to-use and quick reference book. We do believe that one copy of this publication shall always be kept on every boatbuilder's deck.

Even though this book can be used by beginners to the field of boat construction, it is mostly aimed to be used  by people having at least some boatbuilding experience since it will be much easier for them to understand the material provided. In any case, regardless of who is using this book, the information compiled by the author and practical examples included in it made this publication very valuable and world popular. Every boatbuilder will definitely find something inside and will benefit from using this book. 

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14.07.2017
ALFA LAVAL P 615 HIGH SPEED SEPARATOR MANUAL AND SPARE PARTS CATALOGUE

The official manual for the P615 high speed separators produced by Alfa Laval. The content of the manual is arranged in six chapters with the first one dedicated to safety. The second chapters provides the very basic information on the separator covering its design features and functions plus definitions used.

The chapter providing service instructions covers the maintenance of the separator, cleaning and oil change, vibration matters, periodical checks etc. Then the chapters come focusing on the assembly and dismantling, technical reference including drawings, description of the interface, lubrication materials, water quality etc. The closing chapter covers the operating instructions, including routine operations and all others.

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14.07.2017
ALERT 14 — COMMUNICATION

Let us find out today, what is it that makes our ships fully operational and what it is that makes the vessels safe to operate? Rules and regulations? Certainly. Proper management systems? Those too. Reliable well maintained machinery and equipment? Essential, obviously. But... you know there is something else that maritime industry relies on, and this is maybe most important thing of all - this thing is called "communication", and communication is something that will be communicated in the present fourteenth issue of Alert.

The ability of the people on board to effectively and properly communicate in writing and/or through verbal conversation is so important to both safety and wellbeing of the vessel's crew, ship passengers and visitors. We have to clearly understand that communication is not only something about talking and writing - it is about exchanging ideas, information and knowledge between individuals and between crew and management ashore, and for problem solving. Owners and operators of the ship provide tools for communicating on board, such as the phones, e-mail and internet facilities that should allow the crew members to keep in touch with their families... This short video film is to supplement the associated release of the Alert bulletin dedicated to the same problem.

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14.07.2017
ALERT 10 — REGULATION

Alert 10 - Regulation - For the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools. Wherever we are, we are sourrounded by rules and regulations - of course, rules are for our benefit, they are designed to protect us from danger, stops us from getting hurt, or worse...

In our business, along with regulations, we have got standards, recommendations, conventions all designed to protect us, the machines we use, our systems and the environment. But the accidents at sea still happen - while no one is suggesting the regulations are not important, there is one important question that has to be answered - do rules and regulations take account of the human element?

That is what we will be looking at in this issue of Alert. The video supplements this training booklet addressing same matters.

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